Olmert welcomes new immigrants


Israel’s prime minister welcomed more than 200 new immigrants from North America, telling them that they strengthen the country.

Ehud Olmert spoke at a ceremony Monday for the last Nefesh B’Nefesh flight of the summer.

“Our greatest advantage is the quality of our people,” Olmert said. “You came from a wonderful country but you have come to the most wonderful country in the world. The Jewish people has only one home and it is here. We are happy that you are here with us.”

Ninety of the new immigrants are single, and the flight was dubbed “The Single Flight.”

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